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Did you have to stay outside as a kid?

Yosyp 2012/05/29 15:58:52
We had to play outside
We were allowed to play in the house
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We were allowed in the house to eat and use the bathroom but on non school days and after school , we had to play outside . What about your childhood?
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  • POLICE IN HOT PURSUIT 2012/05/29 16:15:29
    We had to play outside
    POLICE IN HOT PURSUIT
    +4
    I was forced to stay outdoors until dusk. Looking back now it rather bothers me. Estranged from my parents, it shouldnt be of surprise that they were not interested in doing family things together, and including me. I grew up being told "children should be seen and not heard" I was constantly dumped off at my Grandparents hoouse as my folks went out partying. My childhood sucked, but I make up for it now.

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  • dragonfliez 2012/05/30 15:14:12
    None of the above
    dragonfliez
    +1
    both, but often encouraged or told to go outside. once outside, it was hard to get us to come in at night :) I'm glad we were sent out. nature and fresh air are good for your mind and body, and essential as a growing kid.
  • BackWoodsMike 2012/05/30 14:52:51
    None of the above
    BackWoodsMike
    +3
    When I was a youngster, we didn't "have" to play outside, we wanted to play outside, and our parents had to just about physically drag us in the house.
  • SA 2012/05/30 14:36:09
    We were allowed to play in the house
    SA
    +2
    I had a playroom, but preferred playing outside.
  • dragonf... SA 2012/05/30 15:15:00
    dragonfliez
    +1
    me too. nature and climbing trees is far more interesting & fun! :)
  • Jessie M 2012/05/30 13:30:22
    We had to play outside
    Jessie M
    +1
    My parents did not believe in computer games
  • Flamingolady 2012/05/30 13:15:26
    We had to play outside
    Flamingolady
    +3
    We played outside most of the time, and we wanted to.
  • Yosyp Flaming... 2012/05/30 13:19:40
    Yosyp
    we wanted to as well but I have to fight with my nieces and nephews to go outside
  • BackWoo... Flaming... 2012/05/30 15:08:32
    BackWoodsMike
    Although you are more than likely 25 years or so younger that I am (at least according to your picture), things were the same when I was a youngster.

    We found more to do, and had more friends than anything. Between stick ball, foot ball, tag ball, cowboy and Indians, bad guys and good guys, bike riding, roller skating and just about anything we as youngsters could up with outdoors, our parents had to drag us in the house kicking and screaming.
  • Flaming... BackWoo... 2012/06/04 03:40:30
    Flamingolady
    +3
    LOL!!! I am only 2 1/2 years younger, but we rode bikes, we had skates, the kind that hooked onto your shoes, jump ropes, chalk, rope that we played "Tarzan and Jane" on, we played baseball in people's back yards, we had "rotten fig wars" with the boys on our streets, we rode buses to downtown Atlanta, YES, 13 year old girls on Saturdays and went to Rich's for lunch and then walked to my father's store and rode home with him, never bothered by anyone. When my son was 13, a group of 9 moms took our football team to downtown Atlanta for the Brave's parade, (they had won the World Series that year) and 3 of our big football boys were mugged! Times have certainly changed, and in this change, I fail to see a lot of hope.
  • BackWoo... Flaming... 2012/06/04 11:15:27
    BackWoodsMike
    They certainly have changed. Unfortunately, as a Sheriff's Deputy I see the change all too clear.

    At County events, my Department supplies the patrols. The number of fights and extreme rowdy behavior at these events perpetrated by youngsters 16 years and younger is staggering.

    When I was in school, the only time we had a Police Officer come to the school was to give a talk on bicycle safety, or something related to outdoor activities. Now we have School Resource Officers who are permanently assigned to the Schools in our County to to keep a watch on suspicious or gang related behavior. This even includes middle schools.

    Like you, I don't believe things will get better, and I fear for my grandchildren as they grow up.

    Well, even with all this gloom and doom, I hope you (or as we say here, Y'All) have a pleasant and safe day.
  • Flaming... BackWoo... 2012/06/04 16:50:22
    Flamingolady
    +2
    Y'all, too.
  • BackWoo... Flaming... 2012/06/04 17:46:35
    BackWoodsMike
    It wasn't until I moved South that I learned that “Y'All” is singular, and “All Y'All” is plural.

    BTW: Do you know the difference between a “Yankee”, and a “Damned Yankee” is?

    A Yankee is a Northerner who visits the South... A “Damned Yankee” (like me) stays.. ;')
  • Flaming... BackWoo... 2012/06/05 03:42:37
    Flamingolady
    +2
    I once had a neighbor who had a ham radio, and his signal was coming in on our TV. He was just really bashing us Southerners, and saying that we thought he was a dumb Yankee. I picked up the phone and said Bob, your ham radio is broadcasting on our TV, and by the way, no one thinks you are just a dumb Yankee, we think you are a damn Yankee. We were really good friends after that, he thought it was funny, which I meant it to be.
  • BackWoo... Flaming... 2012/06/05 10:33:14
    BackWoodsMike
    Well, as a licensed HAM Radio operator (still licensed but inactive at the time), I can only say that the gentleman should have been a bit more discrete with his “bashing”. Our signals carry all over the world, and since we must use our FCC issued Call Signs, which are public containing our names and addresses, and are easily looked up, he might have opened himself up to some pretty serious problems (besides the TV interference problem that the FCC frowns on).

    It's fortunate that he had a polite Southern Lady to set him straight ;')

    Have a great (and safe) day,

    Mike

    PS: are you sure he wasn't a CB'r?

    This is what a (my) HAM Radio License looks like..

    hamlic
  • Flaming... BackWoo... 2012/06/06 02:22:07
    Flamingolady
    I have really no idea what it was, all I know is that he was coming in loud and clear over our tv. This was in 1972.
  • La 2012/05/30 11:41:43
    We were allowed to play in the house
    La
    +2
    We did play outside a lot, but it wasn't compulsory. We played inside sometimes too.
  • Chris- Demon of the PHAET 2012/05/30 11:38:08
    We had to play outside
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +2
    LOL...I hadn't thought about this in years. My mother still laughs bout how she was almost obsessed with her children getting "fresh air". She would bundle us up at send us out to play in the winter. I would stand at the back boor and cry to come back in. After 15 minutes or so she figured I had gotten enough "fresh air" in my lungs and she would let me back in. :^D
  • Yosyp Chris- ... 2012/05/30 11:42:39
    Yosyp
    +1
    My mother did that too
  • Chris- ... Yosyp 2012/05/30 11:46:21
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    lol...
  • dragonf... Yosyp 2012/05/30 15:15:46
    dragonfliez
    mine too :)
  • beach bum 2012/05/30 03:49:47
    We had to play outside
    beach bum
  • Rebecca 2012/05/30 03:18:08
    We had to play outside
    Rebecca
    +3
    and we loved it! We always hated it when the street lamp came on. It meant we had to go home.
  • Yosyp Rebecca 2012/05/30 10:14:12
    Yosyp
    +2
    same here
  • Jdogg 2012/05/29 22:42:12
    We had to play outside
    Jdogg
    +3
    I choose to stay outside as much as I could, If I stuck around in the house my mom would find something for me to do.
  • EDWARD G 2012/05/29 22:17:02 (edited)
    We had to play outside
    EDWARD G
    +2
    and specifically told to play in traffic. Few lived.
  • Loser lollipop 2012/05/29 21:57:47
    None of the above
    Loser lollipop
    +1
    I did what I want, I'm not a dog forced outside.
  • dragonf... Loser l... 2012/05/30 15:17:16
    dragonfliez
    In America... where we worship our work, work at our play, and play at our worship.... we treat our children like dogs and our dogs like children! ridiculous.
  • meme14 2012/05/29 21:57:23
    We were allowed to play in the house
    meme14
    +1
    We were allowed to play in the house sometimes - but if it was a nice day out my mom would make me feel like a dumb ass for wasting a beautiful day inside - and she was right.
  • Yosyp meme14 2012/05/30 10:15:32
    Yosyp
    +2
    my mom did that too, "don't be a house plant" was her favourite thing to say
  • The_Red-fox 2012/05/29 21:44:10
    We were allowed to play in the house
    The_Red-fox
    +3
    jumpin on the couch like a BOSS
  • Mrkando 2012/05/29 21:12:08
    We had to play outside
    Mrkando
    +1
    With five children our parents had no other choice. And the difference between now and then is that we wanted to. Being in the house all the time would have drove us nuts.
  • Yosyp Mrkando 2012/05/30 10:16:31
    Yosyp
    +1
    I had 4 brothers and felt the same way, I loved being outside
  • wolf sloan 2012/05/29 20:54:41
    We were allowed to play in the house
    wolf sloan
    +2
    but we preferred outside
  • Yosyp wolf sloan 2012/05/30 10:16:48
    Yosyp
    :)
  • blindfaith 2012/05/29 20:19:03
    We had to play outside
    blindfaith
    +2
    Best place to play was outside, there was never enough room in the house for our gang, sometimes we could be 10 or more, and we would be out until the street lights went on.
  • Yosyp blindfaith 2012/05/30 10:17:16
    Yosyp
    +1
    good times :)
  • Wag 2012/05/29 19:48:24
    We had to play outside
    Wag
    +1
    On top of having to play outside, we could not get in any trouble.....
  • Debs 2012/05/29 19:48:00
    None of the above
    Debs
    +2
    Depended on the mood of my mother..bless her :)
  • Elizabeth 2012/05/29 19:33:31
    None of the above
    Elizabeth
    +1
    Ima kid right now and all I like to do is play on my iPad 2 and iPhone and stay in my room all day. Going outside is lame! >(
  • dragonf... Elizabeth 2012/05/30 15:17:56
    dragonfliez
    +1
    your development is severely hampered by this. your parents should not allow this.

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